Archive for August, 2015

Glass House faces demolition

Glass House faces demolition

| 31/08/2015 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Public Works Department is looking for a demolition firm to bring down the Glass House before the end of January next year. The former government headquarters on Elgin Avenue in George Town, which has been empty for six years, is earmarked to become a public park as part of the George Tow [...]

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Poison land saga rolls on as government awaits test results

Poison land saga rolls on as government awaits test results

| 31/08/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have stated that the current administration remains committed to cleaning up the contaminated land in the Frank Sound area but it is still awaiting test results. The Cabinet Office said that the coordinated effort to address the problems at the location, which was used in [...]

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Dump problems confirmed, solution years away

Dump problems confirmed, solution years away

| 31/08/2015 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The most recent report from consultants helping to develop a national waste management solution have urged government to get rid of the tyres at the George Town dump as soon as possible and begin capping the landfill to reduce the noxious odours and dangerous gases. Warning of risks to staff [...]

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CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

CJ highlights list of problems with immigration appeals

| 31/08/2015 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has ordered the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT) to rehear two cases after describing a catalogue of problems in the points given to two women whose applications for permanent residency were refused. In a judgment likely to impact many more future cases, Anthony Smellie po [...]

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Cops charge local man with liquor store break-in

Cops charge local man with liquor store break-in

| 31/08/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A 54-year-old man from George Town was expected in court Monday after police charged him with a burglary at a liquor store in the early hours of Friday morning on North Church Street. A police spokesperson said the man was also charged with theft in connection with a separate incident. The ma [...]

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Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

Remnants of Erika to bring heavy rain to Cayman

| 29/08/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are expected to bring unsettled weather to Cayman this weekend, according to local forecasts. The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) warned that the weather associated with the Storm will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms as it travels west a [...]

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CIFA audit stalled over suspicions transactions

CIFA audit stalled over suspicions transactions

| 29/08/2015 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Controversies relating to the Cayman Island Football Association got worse on Friday when the auditors confirmed that they were unable to complete the annual accounts for the association ahead of the AGM and elections Saturday. It is understood that as a result of unsubstantiated and suspicio [...]

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Burglars look for swag in post office boxes

Burglars look for swag in post office boxes

| 28/08/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The police are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at the West Bay Post Office that happened sometime overnight on Wednesday/Thursday of this week. Officers responded to the report at the district post office Thursday morning, where they found three post office boxes were damaged and emptie [...]

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Cops catch fleeing booze burglar

Cops catch fleeing booze burglar

| 28/08/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The police have rounded up another burglary suspect after the man tried to flee from officers on patrol in downtown George Town early Friday morning. The alleged booze burglar was apprehended when police spotted him at the intersection of Mary Street and North Church Street with what appeared [...]

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Viewpoint: Shame on CIFA, shame on clubs

Viewpoint: Shame on CIFA, shame on clubs

| 28/08/2015 | 46 Comments
101 writes: There is no wording or section or set of definitions in CIFA’s constitutional documents that makes it absolutely/technically clear that Nominations and Seconds of those nominations need to be carried out by four completely separate entities for the CIFA elections on Saturday. [...]

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Police bag almost two dozen traffic offenders in one hour

Police bag almost two dozen traffic offenders in one hour

| 28/08/2015 | 37 Comments
(CNS): A police traffic operation on the Linford Pierson Highway on Wednesday saw 23 drivers prosecuted for offences ranging from illegal tint to speeding. Responding to calls from the community for police to clamp down on rogue drivers, an RCIPS spokesperson said it was also an opportunity to empha [...]

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